After hours of discussion at a Jefferson County Board of Education meeting, the conservative board voted 3-2, as expected, to revise procedures for reviewing curriculum. But did it really approve Julie Williams’ proposed review of AP U.S. History? Let’s just say it’s not clear. The Denver Post says that the vote “effectively scuttled” Williams’ plan to make the curriculum more patriotic and to avoid encouragement of “civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law.” Her proposal led, of course, to teacher sick-outs, student walk-outs and national ridicule. The Associated Press reports that Jeffco board president Ken Witt said he expected the AP course to be reviewed. Students and parents say to expect more protests.
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George Packer on Obama and the Middle East — two speeches and a tragedy. Via the New Yorker.
We get inured to horror on the front page. But the fundamental horror and savagery of ISIS is different – and worse. Via the New York Times.
Ezra Klein explains what Obamacare needs to do to be successful in Year Two. Via Vox.
Charles Krauthammer explains what Republicans win if they can win the Senate: They get to be the party of yes. It’s possible. Via the Washington Post.
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